US President Donald Trump has cancelled a planned meeting with Kim Jon Un, accusing the North Korean leader of displaying “tremendous anger and open hostility”.
In a letter to his North Korean counterpart, Trump said the planned 12 June meeting in Singapore will not take place “to the detriment of the world”.
“I was very much looking forward to being there with you. Sadly, based on the tremendous anger and open hostility displayed in your most recent statement, I feel it is inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting.”
In the letter, the US leader told Kim that “if you change your mind having to do with this most important summit, please do not hesitate to call me or write”.
He warned that as a result of the cancellation of the meeting, North Korea “lost a great opportunity for lasting peace and great prosperity and wealth”.
“This missed opportunity is a truly sad moment in history.”
There has been no immediate reaction from North Korea to the cancellation of what would have been a historic meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jon Un.